DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the legitimacy of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This validation system will strengthen your email security, as you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may end up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a particular email is genuine or not. Such a record is created the moment a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized parties using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use emails to contact your business partners.